Serving the South Bronx community means both providing treatment and focusing on prevention. Our School Health Program, one of the oldest in New York City, does both, serving seven schools through five school-based clinics.
Other partnerships also help us to fulfill our mission. An agreement with Albert Einstein Medical School allows their students to work side-by-side with our staff. Our Dental Department provides care through the Lutheran Medical Center Dental Fellowship program. Other educational partnerships include Social Work interns from Fordham University; psychology interns from Columbia University; Rehabilitation/Occupational Therapy Students from LaGuardia Community College; Monroe Business College student interns working in the Phlebotomy Unit, EKG, and Nursing areas; and Pace University Nurse Practitioner students working in the OB/GYN Teen Program. On-site college courses in such fields as Nursing and Human Services, in conjunction with St. Joseph's College, are also planned.
Actively seeking managed care partnerships, we now have agreements with three Health Maintenance Organizations.
We continue to reach out to our community, both to give and to receive help. Through Mosaic, the New York City Summer Youth Program, 25-30 teens perform various clerical tasks. Community volunteers are also trained to perform many important jobs, under the careful supervision of certified management personnel.